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US Moves Toward Budget Accord

The U.S. Congress is moving toward passage of a spending plan for the next two years that would avert another government shutdown like the one that occurred in October.The Senate is likely to approve a budget next week that would call for spending about $1 trillion annually both next year and in 2015, and U.S. President Barack Obama is expected to sign it. The House of Representatives overwhelmingly adopted the plan Thursday on a bipartisan vote, despite dissent from conservative Republicans...

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